Transit Systems 2018-02-08 2018-02-24

Communications/Community Relations/Public Engagement Specialists II, III, IV

Company: King County Metro Transit View more listings
Location: Seattle, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 100929

KING COUNTY METRO TRANSIT Invites Applications for the Position of:

Three Great Job Opportunities:

Senior Communications & Public Engagement Planner IV (RapidRide Program)

Community Relations/Public Engagement Planner II and III

CLOSING DATE: 02/21/18


$87,842.00 - $106,195.00 Annually (IV-level)

$76,191.00 - $92,109.00 Annually (III-level)

$33.31 - $40.27 Hourly (II-level)

Metro Transit, Seattle, Washington

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Metro Transit’s new Communications Workgroup

King County Metro Transit is currently building a Communications workgroup as we are expanding our services and at the same time moving towards transformation to a department-level agency. This workgroup's mission will be leading strategic communications, public information, public affairs, public engagement, and government relations. This workgroup is dedicated to developing and maintaining relationships and working cooperatively with our media, stakeholders, and diverse communities to evolve and build our transportation services to connect the diverse people of King County and the region with Metro's services, including bus, rail, paratransit, vanpool as well as new mobility options.

Senior Communications & Public Engagement Planner IV (RapidRide)

Looking for a seasoned communications expert skilled in public affairs programs requiring strategic communications and public engagement. The role will advance inclusive outreach and involvement programs that increase public participation, influence decision-making, and ensure the diverse voices of King County's marginalized populations are equitably heard and considered.

Community Relations/Public Engagement Planner II and III

These two fully-benefited but temporary (12 to 17 months) positions will plan and implement communications and public engagement efforts in a broad range of activities, to engage and solicit input from the public regarding Metro service and capital planning, programs, and policies. The III-level position will independently handle low to medium community relations projects, while the II-level position will handle a wide variety of professional-level coordination duties for any or all community relations projects.

About King County Metro Transit

Metro has pioneered or refined dozens of ideas that have been adopted by transit agencies nationwide, and as a result is recognized as an industry leader in transportation. We are one of the largest transit systems in the country, providing over 120 million trips a year on transit and boasting a fleet of 1,460 buses, including diesel hybrids, electric trolleys, and the largest fleet of articulated buses in the country. We operate the largest public VanPool fleet in the nation. Plus, we operate Sound Transit Regional Express buses, Link light rail, and the Seattle Streetcar.

We are committed to being racially just and consistent with the principles, practices, and goals outlined in King County's Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan. We are continually learning and evolving our ways of being and doing to advance equitable outcomes and repair harm caused by inequitable outcomes for historically disadvantaged populations.

Great Location

Metro Transit's central offices are located in downtown Seattle, in the historic Pioneer Square district. Our offices are within easy walking distance to the waterfront piers on Elliott Bay, close to various urban residential neighborhoods, and near bus lines, Link Light Rail, the Sounder (commuter train) Station, the Seattle Streetcar, the King County Water Taxi, and Washington State Ferries.

Great Benefits

King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most regional transit systems). Employees have access to the building gym, with lockers, showers and bike room. We offer a competitive benefits package including fully-paid medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and state-registered domestic partner. A competitive sick leave and vacation plan, twelve holidays a year, and participation in the State's Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS) are provided, as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan). For more details, please see the next tab.

Questions If you have questions about this announcement, please contact Senior Human Resources Analyst Ralph Cady at or 206-477-5998.

Transit Job Listing - Communications/Community Relations/Public Engagement Specialists II, III, IV